Thursday, October 20, 2011


Group One winning sprinter, Shinzig, is yet to represented by a runner, but based on the interest shown in his 2YOs at the Gold Coast yesterday, their appearance won’t be too far away!
The Shinzig colt from Time Is Hope – who breezed up in a scorching 10.63 seconds – got the ball rolling when he was knocked down to leading Singapore trainer Steve Burridge for $90,000.
Then the immaculately conformed and bred colt from Group One winner Chlorophyll ended the day in sensational fashion when sold to At The Wire Thoroughbreds for $120,000.
“It didn’t come as a great surprise to see the Shinzig colt from Chlorophyll sell so well,” Eliza Park’s Mark Lindsay pointed out. “He’s been very popular since he arrived on the Coast and plenty of people have pulled him out of the box.
“The pedigree clearly plays a part, but this bloke is very athletic – a big, flashy type – and he looks to be a ready made runner.
“And after looking at Robyn Wise’s Shinzig colt (from Time Is Hope) we were confident he’d make good money too. He’s typical of the breed and ran a very good time in the breeze up.
“They’re fairly forward and I’d imagine you’ll be seeing a number of Shinzig’s race before Christmas.”
Winner of the CF Orr Stakes (1400m), Shinzig is by legendary sire Danehill from Group One winner and track record holder Shindig.
Interestingly, of the seven Group One winning sons of Danehill (up to 1600m) standing in Australia, six have produced Group One winners in their own right.
If the Shinzig colts sold on the Gold Coast yesterday are anything to go by, we might not have to wait long for the seventh!

The Shinzig x Chlorophyll colt as a yearling

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